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Do you want Avatars showing underneath your names on the board/forum?

yes, I want an Avatar
No I don't want any Avatars
Not Technically possible
Don't know yet

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Offline rosalind dna

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« on: 23/12/2007 23:46:29 »
It would be nice to see Avatars underneath the Naked Scientists forum's board names,
like for example mine is Rosalind DNA and this is the one that I would choose but what
are your thoughts one this idea that is if it's technically possible.

I use several other forums and they all have Avatars so why not on this Science Forum



Please vote and thanks


 

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« Reply #1 on: 24/12/2007 00:05:07 »
Avatars are nice, but on this forum I thikn it just flows better without them.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 24/12/2007 00:22:01 »
This has been "sort of" discussed before.

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=7452.0

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=4204.0

I think one problem with avatars is that they tend to become a distraction, this happened when pictures were included in signatures...some were so big that they became too much.

 

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« Reply #3 on: 24/12/2007 05:43:13 »
Technical changes to the forum tend to be a long time coming - the forum does not have the technical resources for major development work.

Aside from that, I do agree, they are a distraction, and tend to use up valuable screen space that could be better used for other things.

On the other hand, it is conceivable that (given available development resources) one could implement avatars that can optionally be displayed dependent on the profile of the user viewing the site.
 

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« Reply #4 on: 24/12/2007 06:23:13 »
Mine was a huge Tweety Bird, and I did not know how to shrink him so I totally deleted him! I was the big avatar although a couple others were out there also!
 

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« Reply #5 on: 24/12/2007 11:34:10 »
Mine was a huge Tweety Bird, and I did not know how to shrink him so I totally deleted him! I was the big avatar although a couple others were out there also!

Karen W this is an upload picture website that I have used for a while and it pictures for your Avatar and I do know that my choice of picture is a big one bdoes resize also shrink
that it was my example and I do have smaller version,

www.tinypic.com

 

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« Reply #6 on: 24/12/2007 16:36:23 »
Cool Thanks... I wonder if photobucket will do that?
 

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« Reply #7 on: 24/12/2007 16:51:39 »
I'm sure it will. yes I remember when you go to resise it you have the avatar option!
 

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« Reply #8 on: 24/12/2007 16:57:11 »
Cool.. Thats always good to know! Thanks Ryan!
 

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« Reply #9 on: 24/12/2007 17:11:33 »
Yeah you know how do it right? lol
 

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« Reply #10 on: 24/12/2007 17:31:38 »
NO, But I will try! I always struggle with it! I will try photobucket.
 

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« Reply #11 on: 24/12/2007 18:07:30 »
Ok well click on the picutre you want and then it'll bring up a big picture of it. then click resise and then avatar and then you done!
 

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« Reply #12 on: 24/12/2007 21:56:41 »
Thanks Ryan! Cool Beans!
 

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« Reply #13 on: 24/12/2007 23:08:41 »
I kinda like avatars, they give people a bit of a personality and it's easier to follow a thread when there is an avatar for each person.
 

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« Reply #14 on: 25/12/2007 10:45:09 »
Turnipsock, Yes, I do agree and well said too.
 

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« Reply #15 on: 15/01/2008 19:32:08 »
I enjoy avatars, I have some on other sites, but I enjoy this site for it doesn't have all the pictures and stuff distracting the reader.
 

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« Reply #16 on: 16/01/2008 05:13:01 »
Ok well click on the picture you want and then it'll bring up a big picture of it. then click resize and then avatar and then you done!

OK See if it worked!



 

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« Reply #17 on: 16/01/2008 05:25:15 »
YAYYYYYYYY! Thanks Ryan!
 

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